The brand “Mercury” is known all over the world. Boat engines "Mercury" occupy a leading position in terms of sales and popularity among buyers. “Mercury” is the most prolific outboard engine manufacturer, who always has something special in their arsenal.
The history of Mercury Marine begins in 1939, when talented engineer Carl Kiekhaefer set up a company to develop and manufacture outboard boat engines in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Today, Mercury Marine is part of the Brunswick Corporation, headquartered in Illinois.
In the 40s of the last century, aluminum alloys for the first time began to actively use aluminum alloys when creating motors. In the 50s, a method of fastening a screw on a gearbox shaft using a cotter pin, which breaks when a screw collides with an obstacle, received deserved recognition (similar mounting still exists in low-power motors and on some Russian motors).
In 1957, the test lake "Lake X" in Florida was created. For the first time in the history of the industry, an exhaust system has appeared on Mercury engines through the hub of the propeller (Jet Prop Exhaust). The development of the production of the MARK 75 engine (60 hp 6 cyl.) Began. In the same year, an absolute record was set in a continuous “survival” race: 804676.2 km (50,000 miles) in 68 ¾ days at an average speed of 48.76 km / hour (30.3 miles / hour)!
The first 100-horsepower engine is also the brainchild of "Mercury", which appeared in 1961-1962. A little later, an ignition system with an operating voltage of up to 40000V appeared. In the early 1970s, Mercury began installing factory-installed trim power steering with remote control. In 1996, two-stroke engines with direct fuel injection system OptiMax appeared. And so on...
Already in 1970, the TWISTER II engine set a speed record for an outboard engine - 219.5 km / h. Mercury's achievements do not end there.
In general, one can say: the company “Mercury Marine” produces multi-purpose universal outboard outboard motors and provides their technical support. Mercury outboard engines are characterized by efficiency, reliability, dynamics and ease of operation, which will ensure your success on the water in all weather conditions.